Innovations

Smartbin handles food waste in homes

IMG1410 Smartbin, as the name suggests, is a smart kitchen wastebin which converts everyday food waste into organic fertilisers  or compost. From the outside, it may look like any ordinary garbage bin.

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Interviews

Travel

Pollachi resort is uniquely green

IMG1162 It was a pleasant drive on National Highway 209 from Coimbatore airport to the resort, zipping past the towering Western Ghats and emerald fields of paddy and coconut plantations.

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Cinema

Columns

A class of equals

op-3-main About two years ago, in a relatively remote town in Maharashtra, while addressing some 250 college students, I asked them, “how many of you are proud of being Indian?” Many hands went up.

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LIVING

NGO PRODUCTS

PRO-1 In 2007, Sanjay Bapat, a biomedical engineer, and his wife, Vijaya, started a small enterprise in manufacturing natural aromatherapy products. Sanjay was working with Philips. On his trips to the US he had noted a rising interest in natural products.

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